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Reliving a Classic Rivalry: Part 2 of 4

Reliving a Classic Rivalry: Part 2 of 4

Recorded in 2008, Jockeys Steve Cauthen and Jorge Velasquez look back on the rivalry between Affirmed and Alydar during the 1978 Triple Crown. Steve Cauthen and Jorge Velasquez talk about their trips aboard Affirmed and Alydar the Kentucky Derby. A four part series: Reliving a Classic Rivalry Part 1 Reliving a Classic Rivalry Part 2 Reliving a Classic Rivalry Part 3 Reliving a Classic Rivalry Part 4

Commentary: Just Like Yesterday

Commentary: Just Like Yesterday

by Dan Liebman - There are moments along the Triple Crown trail that remain forever etched in our minds. For this writer, one of those was April 27, 1978.

Commentary: Affirmed Career

by Patrice Wolfson - Affirmed was both the focal point and cement that would bind my husband's and my wonderful 35-year relationship. From the outset of our marriage in Miami in 1972, we dearly enjoyed driving up to spend time at Harbor View Farm near Ocala

Reliving a Classic Rivalry: Part 1 of 4

Reliving a Classic Rivalry: Part 1 of 4

Recorded in 2008, Jockeys Steve Cauthen and Jorge Velasquez look back on the rivalry between Affirmed and Alydar. Part 1 of 4: Jockeys Steve Cauthen and Jorge Velasquez recall the beginnings of their friendship and the 2-year-old seasons of Affirmed and Alydar. A four part series: Reliving a Classic Rivalry Part 1 Reliving a Classic Rivalry Part 2 Reliving a Classic Rivalry Part 3 Reliving a Classic Rivalry Part 4

E.C. Johnston Jr. Dead

E.C. Johnston Jr. Dead

Texas horseman E.C. Johnston Jr., who owned Affirmed's dam, Won't Tell You, during the latter part of her broodmare career, died March 28.

Derby Site Launches New Series

Kentuckyderby.com will now offer racing fans another way to experience the 2008 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with the introduction of a journalism series focusing on memorable racing moments and personalities.

Louis Wolfson, Raced Affirmed, Dead

Louis Wolfson, Raced Affirmed, Dead

Louis Wolfson, whose homebred Affirmed became the 11th and most recent Triple Crown winner, died the night of Dec. 30 at his Bal Harbour, Fla., home.

Affirmed Exhibit Opens at Kentucky Horse Park

Affirmed Exhibit Opens at Kentucky Horse Park

Media and other guests were invited to a June 6 reception for the opening of a new, permanent Affirmed exhibition that includes the Triple Crown winner's trophy collection, artwork, halter, and jewelry worn by his owner.

Cauthen Joins Capital Play in Franchise Bid

Former jockey and Hall of Fame member Steve Cauthen, who became the youngest rider to win the Triple Crown when he rode Affirmed to sweep the three classic races as an 18-year-old in 1978, has joined the team of Capital Play, one of four bidders engaged in competition for the franchise rights to Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Saratoga in New York.

Dr. Caton to Sandringham

Stakes winner Dr. Caton, whose dam is a half-sister to Triple Crown winner Affirmed, has arrived for stallion duty at Thomas J. Young's Sandringham Farm near Georgetown, Ky.

Affirmed Exhibition to Open Next Spring

Next spring, the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park will unveil a new, permanent exhibition featuring Triple Crown winner, Affirmed. The exhibition is supported by a loan of Affirmed's racing trophies and memorabilia from his owners, Louis and Patrice Wolfson.

Cauthen and McCarron to Open 'Jockeys of the Bluegrass' Exhibit

Two internationally known jockeys, Steve Cauthen and Chris McCarron, will help open an exhibit at the Lexington History Museum as a part of the "Best of the Bluegrass" celebration leading up to the 2006 Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland.

Greatness Affirmed

Greatness Affirmed

By Ray Paulick - Steve Wolfson was just a kid in 1963, but he has a clear recollection of the August morning his father, Louis, received a troubling phone call at his farm office in Ocala, Fla.

Little Patch of Heaven

By John Williams -- Of all the runners to have carried the famous flamingo pink silks of Harbor View Farm, Affirmed and his brilliant champion daughter Flawlessly stand above the others in the hearts of Lou and Patrice Wolfson.

Crying Wolf?

Crying Wolf?

Will racing fans be disappointed again in their wait for a Triple Crown winner? The near-misses outnumber the times that racing's most elusive prize has been claimed.

Hollywood Park to Honor Retired Hall of Famer Pincay

Hollywood Park to Honor Retired Hall of Famer Pincay

Hall of Fame jockey Laffit Pincay Jr., who surpassed Bill Shoemaker as racing's all-time win leader with victory No. 8,834 aboard Irish Nip here on Dec. 10, 1999, will be honored by Hollywood Park on Sunday, July 13 -- Hollywood Gold Cup Day.

Belmont Ball to Honor Affirmed and Reeves

Richard Stone Reeves, the international equine artist, and Affirmed, the 1978 Triple Crown winner, will be honored at the Belmont Ball at Belmont Park on June 5.

Affirmed Sculpture to be Built at Darley Jonabell

Affirmed, the last Triple Crown winner and the only stallion in history to win 14 Grade 1 races, will be memorialized at Darley at Jonabell with a sculpture by renowned equine artist Gwen Reardon.

Affluent, Solis to Team Again for Apple Blossom

Alex Solis, who won the Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) aboard Affluent but opted to get off of her to ride Got Koko in the Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (gr. I), will be back aboard the daughter of Affirmed when she meets Horse of the Year Azeri in the April 5 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park.

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